Back when I was a young, pimply geek, I trashed Apple like it was going out of style. Little did I know it would. Crapple. Crapintosh. MacIntrash. I’ve used them all. It wasn’t until 2000 (after falling in love with Linux) that I discovered a modern Unix with a unified UI. A Mac I liked. A Mac that ran Unix.

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I was looking for a better “popular posts” plug-in for WordPress yesterday, so I tried one in particular (no, I won’t name it). Shortly after installing it, I was auto-spammed by the author using my own address as the sender. I became annoyed. Jackassery ensued.

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Last week I posted my solution to the IB3-like drag-from-library-palette effect called “JLNDragEffectManager“. Today I released an update to XTabulator (2.002) that contains this effect when dragging rows to the desktop or a folder to create new files. It’s a perfect demonstration of how “drag effects” can be used for excellent user feedback in your UI. Take a look.

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